SeaLife Cameras DC1200

The DC1200 is an underwater digital camera with a user-friendly design.

SeaLife Cameras DC1200

The DC1200 ($500) from SeaLife Cameras is an underwater digital camera with a user-friendly design. Thanks to the five large, thumb-operated, "piano key" controls on the back of the camera and a big shutter button that extends forward with a fingertip-control lever, users can operate all aspects of the camera without ever releasing their grip. Four underwater shooting modes and 12 land-shooting modes should produce sharp, vivid images in a variety of light and visibility conditions above and below the surface. The DC1200 is waterproof to 200 feet, weighs in at less than 17 ounces and features 29 MB of built-in memory and a 25X zoom lens. The optional DC1200 elite package ($900) comes with a digital pro flash, wide-angle lens and a travel case. SeaLife Cameras, 800-257-7742; www.sealife-cameras.com